Citizen perception data

How does your community, chiefdom or district compare to others? Examine the latest SABI data on health, education, social protection, energy, water and other services. 

We are supporting data collection for the monitoring of key services in communities. The citizen perception survey (CPS) includes country-wide data, collected from 606 communities, 80 wards and 40 chiefdoms. It covers all 14 districts of Sierra Leone and contains over 40,000 submissions.

Open data interface

Explore the latest community data from across Sierra Leone below. The level of satisfaction is graded from 1-5, with 5 being the highest level of satisfaction.

You can scroll through the pages to look at different services using the right and left arrows at the bottom. Information can also be filtered by age, region and gender. To get further details you can click on any of the items to drill down. For example, to get information about a specific district in the north, you can go to the ‘Percentage response by regions’ and click on ‘Northern’ – the other filters will then update.

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Overview and health sector data

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How was the tool developed?

The survey tool was developed after extensive consultations with various stakeholders, including the Presidential Delivery Team (PDT), Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the government of Sierra Leone, community members and other experts.

What data have we collected?

Based on feedback received from the consultations and to ensure that individuals with the right knowledge are selected as part of the sample to answer certain questions in the survey, the respondents were segmented into eight categories:

  1. heads of households,
  2. pregnant and lactating mothers,
  3. school pupils,
  4. adolescents,
  5. Ebola survivors,
  6. recipients of cash transfer,
  7. people with disability
  8. and young people involved in labour intensive public work (LIPW).

Mapping exercises during open community meetings were then carried out to identify these categories of respondents in each community so that no group is missed out during data collection. Simple random sampling was then used to select respondents from the respective categories.

How did we collect the data?

The survey tool, which includes both objective and subjective questions, went through an iterative process and vigorous field testing before it was finalised. The tool was then digitised using the KoBo Toolbox platform and downloaded to smart phones for data collection.

Young people who were comprehensively trained in data collection techniques worked in female-male pairs to collect the data in the communities using mobile phones. All the data was submitted to a central platform from which analysis was made.